CW’s Black Lightning Strikes Marvel Vet for Starring Role

This fall, super CW alumni will be joined by the veteran hero we never knew: Black Lightning.

The character, whose real name is Jefferson Pierce, will be played by actor Cress Williams as a retired hero that gets pulled back into the life when his daughters (played by Nafessa Williams and China Anne McLain) fall into trouble of their own.Wikia_Daisies_-_Christine_Adams

But what of mommy dearest? Deadline reports that Christine Adams has been tapped to play Lynn, Pierce’s ex-wife. Marvel fans may remember Adams as FitzSimmons favorite instructor at the Academy in Agents of SHIELD.

Black Lightning is being produced by Greg Berlanti and expected to take place either in the same Earth as the other shows or at least a side Earth that Barry and Cisco will inevitably travel to. The show is anticipated to debut this Fall.

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